We know why you're looking at this roadster. There's just something cool about these reproduction Mercedes-Benz Gazelle cars when everything is done right. It has the classy red/black combo, beautifully built body, and manual transmission to take control on the backroads. All of this makes for an attractive droptop at an irresistible price.
A pre-WWII appearance with much more modern reliability, that's what this one really offers. You're not out to fool concours judges into thinking this is a real Mercedes. Instead, this is the convertible for those who like getting that appreciative nod in traffic from others that have the same desire for nostalgia that you do. This Gazelle has the great classic touches from the chrome on the headlights, to the leather strap on the hood. These bodies always look great in red, and the black fenders even have a nice white pinstripe that continues on the main color, too. Because this is designed for genuine European sophistication, there is the period-correct tall Mercedes-style grille in front and wire wheel covers to brighten up all four corners.
Open the low-cut sports doors, and you'll see a timelessly handsome black interior. Slip into the bucket seat to be greeted by a wood three-spoke sports steering wheel. In front of you is a full set of gauges set in a complete wood panel. While this dashboard is setup to be a vintage time machine, the AM/FM/cassette stereo allows you to go for a Sunday drive while listening to the tunes you want. And if the weather turns bad while you're out, the full convertible top will get you home. And while the Mercedes sported a straight-six under that long hood, this tribute car has a nice carpeted trunk for decent storage.
The 1200 cc VW flat-four lives under the rear deck. It fires up as reliably as you know VWs should, and of course, it makes that unmistakable air-cooled soundtrack. The trusty motor and total control provided by the four-speed manual transmission moves the lightweight roadster with ease. But the best reason for having this based on a Beetle is that maintenance is a breeze. You have an extensive and affordable catalog of repair and performance parts available.
This one would already be a lot of fun for the money even if it wasn't out to look like a classic Mercedes. For those who enjoy motoring at its purest, we've got your new favorite toy. It's also titled as a 1977 Volkswagen so titling and registering it will be a breeze! Call today!!!